MOZHEVITINOV


MOZHEVITINOV
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29.12.1906 Saratov/RU - 18.7.1993 St. Petersburg/RU
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Aleksandr Leonidovich Mozhevitinov graduated in 1932 from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute LPI as a hydraulic engineer and there submitted a PhD thesis in 1948. He started his professional career at the Leningrad department of GIDEP, now the Lengidroproekt where he left in 1961 as a chief engineer to be appointed LPI professor of hydraulic engineering until retirement.
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Mozhevitinov was a leader and pioneer in hydraulic engineering, with outstanding projects during his earlier career: Sayano-Shushenskaya, Nurekskaya, Novosibirskaya, Krasnoyarskaya, and Ust-Kamenogorskaya. He was involved in the Niva III hydropower plant, the first large Soviet underground unit. Mozhevitinov was an expert in spillway hydraulics, in seismic-stability of earth dams, in flood forecasting and the economic management of hydropower schemes. Some papers cited below refer to research in soil mechanics, an import issue in dam engineering and a significant issue in groundwater flow. He was a Member of various USSR State Commissions of hydropower complexes and thus at the forefront of Soviet energy development strategies. Mozhevitinov was one of the few official USSR delegates participating in the International Congress of Large Dams ICOLD, the International Association of Soil Mechanics, and the International Association of Hydraulic Research IAHR. He was a Laureate of the USSR State Premium and an Honorary Engineer of USSR.
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Anonymous (1967). 60th birthday of A. Mozhevitinov. Hydrotechnical Construction 1: 198- 199.
Anonymous (1993). A.L. Mozhevitinov. Hydrotechnical Construction 27(12): 740-741. P
Melua, A.I. (2001). Mozhevitinov, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Energetics of Russia: 248.
Humanistica: Moscow, Saint Petersburg (in Russian). P
Mozhevitinov, A.L. (1951). Precise computational method to determine pressure fluctuations on vertical walls. Izvestiya VNIIG 44: 171-178 (in Russian).
Mozhevitinov, A.L. (1956). On the hydraulic design of surge tanks in hydropower stations. Izvestiya VNIIG 58: 52-63 (in Russian).
Mozhevitinov, A.L., Shintemirov, M. (1970). A general method of calculation of slope stability of earth structures. Izvestiya VNIIG 92: 11-22 (in Russian, with English Summary).
Mozhevitinov, A.L. (1979). Pressure of cohesive soil on a retaining wall. Izvestiya VNIIG 130: 3-8 (in Russian, with English Summary).
Mozhevitinov, A.L., Suleimanov, I.A. (1979). Unsteady seepage through earth embankments in slope stability analysis. Izvestiya VNIIG 135: 24-26 (in Russian, with English Summary).

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